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Life Alive

281 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 594-4644
Five Stars
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Life Alive, a healthy organic cafe in Salem, Massachusetts, is the perfect choice for those looking for a filling, nutritious lunch after a full day of walking around town.

The convenient Essex Street location makes it the perfect stop before and/or after your shopping & entertainment adventures. Those interested in consuming a healthy, unprocessed meal will appreciate the wide range of options available. Life Alive is the number one stop for a delicious, satisfying, organic lunch in Salem.

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The menu features a plethora of vegetarian and vegan specialties. The menu is overwhelming at first glance, due to the variety of ingredients in each entree. Everything is plant based and healthy. Options include wraps, salads, soups, grain bowls, acai bowls, and noodle bowls. You can also order juiced drinks, smoothies, and coffee.

You will find a varied selection of soups, sandwiches, wraps, smoothies, juices, and sides. Organic produce is delivered daily to provide the freshest, most nutritious food available. In addition, digestive enzymes are added to each of the sauces to help you get more nutrition out of each meal.

Mike and I both ordered from the grilled wraps section of the menu. The Hot and Healthy Bachelor was an interesting combo of egg, dark lettuce, broccoli, nutritional yeast, and Braggs served inside a whole wheat wrap.

The Seductress was an amazing combination of broccoli, dark greens, hard boiled egg, avocado, carrots, beets, nutritional yeast, and Bragg's Liquid Amino Acids.

One of the many benefits of this cafe is the ability to substitute any of the items in your dish. This is especially useful in the case of food allergies, sensitivities, and special diets. Overall, Life Alive is the best Salem dining choice for anyone with any type of food allergy.


Staff is very friendly and willing to help customers with questions about the nutritional benefits of each ingredient.


Life Alive is casual, hip, and artsy. The dining room is bigger than the typical tiny square footage you find at most healthy/organic restaurants. A calming, zen-like presence surrounds you as you enjoy your delicious, home-cooked healthy meal.

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Final Remarks

A true treasure in the town of Salem, Life Alive gives everyone visiting Salem the opportunity to enjoy an affordable healthy meal in an inviting atmosphere. Take care of yourself by enjoying an energizing, therapeutic meal - you will be sure to leave with a positive outlook.

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